Web reputation technology tracks the credibility of web domains by assigning a reputation score based on factors such as a website's age, historical location changes and indications of suspicious activities discovered through malware behavior analysis. It will then continue to scan sites and block users from accessing infected ones.
OfficeScan agents send queries to smart protection sources to determine the reputation of websites that users are attempting to access. A website’s reputation is correlated with the specific web reputation policy enforced on the endpoint. Depending on the policy in use, the OfficeScan agent will either block or allow access to the website.
For details about smart protection sources, see Smart Protection Source List.
Add websites that you consider safe or dangerous to the approved or blocked list. When the OfficeScan agent detects access to any of these websites, it automatically allows or blocks the access and no longer sends a query to smart protection sources.